Questions tagged [contracts]

Questions relating to the legal aspects of employment contracts.

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Getting set up with a working contract without my knowledge. Is this possible?

I'm a foreign trained physical therapist. I am under a working contract with a company for 3 years. They gave me a job assignment through verbal (phone) agreement and I haven't signed any contract ...
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Can a change to notice period be temporary?

With regards to notice period changes agreed in re-negotiated contracts: would it be possible and legally enforceable to request that a change in notice period only last a fixed period? For example: ...
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Company recently re-branded months ago and we've not had new contracts [closed]

Bit of background: I'm a Developer that worked at company X. For some reason company X decided to have a full "re-brand" and became a brand new company, let's call it company Y. This was about 4-5 ...
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How to calculate VAT on already given daily rate? [closed]

As a contractor in the UK, I have been offered a daily rate of 500 from the recruitment agency who is the intermediary between me (Ltd) and the client. Do I add 20% VAT on top of that, i.e. charge 600 ...
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Unfair and unreasonable notice period [closed]

My current UK employment contract, which has a 90 day probation period, has the following notice periods: Within 90 day probation: company can give me 1 week, I must give 1 month Outside 90 day ...
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how to ask for more time when given a job offer

I have recently been offered a new role at a new company based in the UK, the package is good, the role is good however there is one dilemma I face. Myself and my partner have been discussing moving ...
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Notice period has been mixed up at work?

A while back I joined Company A. I gave them an email containing a scan of the last page of the contract with my signature before I joined on-site. On there it specifically say's a 3 months notice ...
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What if I signed a 2 years contract during my probationary period? [closed]

Okay, so when I was hired, they offered me the job and let me sign 2 years contract. I'm still on my probationary period but I'm starting to realize that I don't like my job. I'm not happy anymore. It ...
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Can I “rent” a Canadian Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)? [closed]

I'm working with a startup in Canada, and we're at about the 18 month mark where we get to do our final sales demo. Everything has gone great so far, and we've grown the company from 2 employees to 20,...
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How much compensation will work for you to leave your current full-time job? [duplicate]

I need some advice for software engineering position salaries and contract rates. I've uploaded my resume on indeed, monster, linkedin, etc and I've been getting phone calls for a few weeks now. ...
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Is there a way out of my 3 months notice given I only have an email 'contract'? [closed]

I am in the process of looking for a new job and leave my current employer, however, I'm finding that few new companies jobs want to know because I have a 3 month notice period to give. I'm therefore ...
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Deduction in salary [closed]

I just joined a company in Dubai 25 days back as a safety inspector. According to agreement and offer paper they are supposed to pay me 3500 AED/Month, but today my manager called me that they can ...
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Should I tell my current employer about a job I have lined up after my current contract ends?

My current contract is coming to an end fairly soon and my bosses informed me a few months ago that my contract would not be renewed. Interestingly, I had to directly ask my boss whether this was ...
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How to politely refuse telling the client's name for the recruiter?

Usually when dealing with recruitment agencies and applying for certain IT job positions, at some point they share the client's name (either by phone or e-mail) and usually saying that I should keep ...
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When an employer asks about a non-compete agreement, do they mean a non-compete that would interfere with hiring me?

I am applying for positions with a company in an industry that does not compete with my current employer (current is a software company for pipelines, prospective is health care). The question "Have ...
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Not being from the US, how can I determine whether a salary offer is reasonable?

I live in the Netherlands and have received an offer to work for a US company. The offer includes a certain yearly salary figure. The person recruiting me has said this is the "market rate". So, I ...
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Does it matter if a company is incorporated in Delaware? [closed]

I may start working for a US company operating in state X but incorporated in Delaware. I've heard companies do it because Delaware corporate law is somehow convenient to companies, but I don't know ...
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Workplace offered to pay more than what we agreed

I'm in a bit of a dilemma. Today I had a job interview and me and the employer agreed verbally on a salary. Later today he sent me an email with the actual contract, and the salary written there was ...
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Employer wants me to sign non compete with customer, how do I voice my concerns?

I work for a contracting company -- that is, I am a regular employee of the company, it does contract design work for others. One of our customers is requesting that employees working on their ...
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Unusual working hours and time off. [closed]

My working hours are 8:45-5:00 Monday to Thursday and 8:45-4:00 on Friday. I get 30 mins for lunch each day. My contract states my weekly working hours as 37hours and 45 minutes. I have been told we ...
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What legal power/rights do I have in this situation? [closed]

I hoped to never be in a situation where I would have to ask a question on here, but here I am! I work for a UK-based IT consultancy that trains new employees, then places them with other companies ...
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Signing a contract in another language

I was sent a contract in German by a German company for a job in Germany by email. I live in the UK and only speak English. The job requirement says that German is not required. I would move to ...
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Unsatisfactory employment contract with startup

I have agreed a new job offer in principal based on the following high level terms. I have also resigned from my current position in good faith. Offer of base salary (in offer letter) Offer of share ...
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Change employment contracts due to relocation

Our organisation is planning a a restructure that will involve relocating some staff to other sites, as well as outsourcing a major function to a sub-contractor. I have been asked to: Summarise how ...
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How should I explain that probationary period ended to my next job interview?

I was suppose to be in my regularization panel interview. But on the last minute my boss said that I will end my probationary contract. My supervisor told me that there was no problems in the projs I ...
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Two year non-compete for a side job [closed]

I'm currently studying Physics with an ambition for doing research. As a side-job I am scheduled to start as a developer at a mid-sized domestic IT company tomorrow, based in the Netherlands. I see ...
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Rescind Letter of Intent if no Conditional Job Offer is available? [closed]

I recently signed a letter of intent (LOI) with a new contracting company. I also anticipated signing a conditional job offer (CJO) with salary, benefits, etc clearly defined. The job offer was ...
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What should I do when not being paid the agreed amount?

I am working on a temporary job that was suppose to be a stipend of X amount. I am now being paid Y which is 10% less than X as well as a retirement plan being taken out of my pay that I did not agree ...
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How should I tell the company that is looking to hire me that I want one more week before I report?

So here's the deal, I've already gone through two interviews for A and after passing, they told me to submit all the requirements. I'm basically hired ... verbally. Everything would have been fine if ...
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How much should I be paid extra for being on call? [duplicate]

I work in 3rd line technical support for a large multi national (non IT) company in the UK. I am one of four engineers/developers with a varying mix of knowledge, expertise and experience. I am the ...
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When should I give my boss notice for having accepted an offer of a new job? [duplicate]

I've been working at my current company for the 6 months since graduation and have accepted an offer of a new job (more in line with my career goals, better pay, exciting products). I have the offers ...
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Decline offer while keeping backup option

I received two contract offers from A and B. I've accepted the offer from A, however B doesn't know yet. However, the offer from A is contingent on excruciatingly long and thorough background checks, ...
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I only signed a payment contract and I don't have “job description”. What do I do about tasks that seem out of scope? [duplicate]

Note: I am an entry level Web Developer in the US. I started my current job a year and a half ago. At that time, I was right out of college and eager for a paycheck. I didn't think much of it, but ...
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What is a standard consulting differential pay rate?

I occasionally get offers to consult, usually followed up by a question about my rate. Seems like it is pretty easy to find salary information about a particular job, but not so much the corresponding ...
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Interviewer made verbal offer 2 weeks ago, but company has not yet written employment contract

I interviewed for a job about 4 weeks ago, and had a second round interview 3 weeks ago. Then I got the job offer from the interviewer 2 weeks ago. Since then, we talked about my employment package, ...
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Can I end the contract without a penalty? [closed]

I work with a company for almost 1yr, and I signed a employment contract which says that they provide me with training and I have to pay £xx if I quit with in a certain amount of time. They said this ...
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Job contract for a Freelancer

I saw a job post last week and below are the details: Freelance client servicing job and they will pay per hour Freelance means working from home, however; there will be times that I need to meet ...
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I got a written job offer for a graduate role in a big government company 3 weeks but have not heard since then

I got the written job offer exactly 3 weeks ago in a government company, they said that they will come back with a contract offer but I have not heard anything from them since then. I need to find ...
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Terminating German Emplyoment Contract after 1 week of signing [closed]

I signed a contract with A German engineering consultant for 11 Sept 2017 joining . I informed them about not joining the office due personal family issues (email). The probation period is 6 months ...
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Terminating Employement Contract which you never received in original [closed]

I recently signed an employment contract in Germany, with a consultancy firm in Germany. I did not mention my address in Germany to them. One week later, I informed them about not joining them and ...
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Can I keep my overpayment? [duplicate]

I left my last employer in the UK end of last year, but he still pays me my monthly salary. (It feels like one of these surreal dreams) In march I told them about it and asked how I should deal with ...
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In US is it common for to keep offer letter/employment contract confidential?

I'm not from the US and not familiar with its labor laws. I applied with a company as a software developer that would work on 4-5 month contracts with its clients. There were some red flags, like how ...
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Company forgot to have me sign contract and now wont pay until I do and job is finished [closed]

I had a job where I worked a couple weeks for a temp agency. The hours were long and they owe me a large amount of money, which I need. The other day I got an email saying they had forgotten to get me ...
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Recruitment Agency wants a copy of my passport- Should I provide it? [duplicate]

I live in the UK, work in the IT industry, and I quite often get contacted by recruitment agencies asking me if I'd be interested in roles that they are recruiting for, etc. I am currently looking ...
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How can I handle my company docking my pay due to poor quality of previous consultant's work for customer?

I work for a consulting company as a developer in Italy. A month ago a major client demanded a replacement for a developer who worked there on a project due to concerns about the quality of their work....
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How to estimate the value of a startup equity when negotiating a contract

The startup offer, as listed on the website, suggests a fork of values for both salary and equity. Let's say, for the sake of clarity, the values are 90k-130k$ and 0.25-2% equity. I need to ...
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I've been offered a job, but my new employer won't give me a contract until after I give my notice

I am in the United Kingdom and currently working full time for a development company (programming). My boss does not know that I have had an offer from a new workplace. My new employer has handed a ...
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Is it OK for HR to retract a contract that has been signed by the candidate? [closed]

I am Indonesian job seeker who live in Malaysia with my parents. I got an offer from Recruitment Agency A to work in Malaysia. I passed the interview and signed the contract. to proceed the working ...
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Renegotiate salary after signing a contract due to receiving a better offer [duplicate]

I have signed a contract to work for a company. Due to some management issue on their side, the start date has been delayed for a month or two. Even though a company is very responsive to my queries, ...
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Becoming 1099 consultant with most recent company?

I has been working as a senior software developer with my most recent company for almost 4 years, 2 with group A and then 2 with group B. A week after submitting my 2 weeks notice to group B, group A ...

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